|The Battle of Marathon - Elizabeth Barrett Browning|
LibriVox recording of The Battle of Marathon by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Read by Godsend. The Battle of Marathon is a rhymed, dramatic, narrative-poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Written in 1820, it retells powerfully The Battle of Marathon: during which the Athenian state defeated the much larger invading force during the first Persian invasion of Greece. When Darius the Great orders his immense army march west to annex additional territories; no-one in the Persian court predicted that so...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; poetry; Browning; Greece; epic poetry; Athens; Persian invasion
Downloads: 4,146 (1 review)
|The Return - H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire|
Librivox recording of The Return by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire Two-hundred years after a global nuclear war, two explorers from a research outpost, that largely survived the cataclysm, discover a settlement of humans who have managed to maintain their civilisation despite ferocious cannibal neighbours, the Scowrers. However, the explorers must turn detective in order to understand the mystery of their hosts philosophy and religion...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; science fiction; Piper; McGuire; nuclear war
Downloads: 25,604 (2 reviews)
|The Edge of the Knife - H. Beam Piper|
LibriVox recording of The Edge of the Knife by H. Beam Piper. Read by jfmarchini. The Terro-Human Future History is Piper's detailed account of the next 6000 years of human history. 1942, the year the first fission reactor was constructed, is defined as the year 1 A.E. (Atomic Era). In 1973, a nuclear war devastates the planet, eventually laying the groundwork for the emergence of a Terran Federation, once humanity goes into space and develops antigravity technology.The story "The Edge of the Kn...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; scifi; science fiction; sci-fi
Downloads: 16,796 (2 reviews)
|The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins|
Librivox recording of The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins. The story concerns a young woman called Rachel Verinder who inherits a large Indian diamond, the Moonstone, on her eighteenth birthday. The book is widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels. T. S. Eliot called it 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre: a large number of suspects, red herrings, a crime be...
Keywords: detective novel; mystery; scotland yard; fiction; audio book; librivox
Downloads: 115,189 (3 reviews)
|Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy|
Librivox recording of Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. One of the greatest English tragic novels, TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES (1891) is the story of a “pure woman” who is victimized both by conventional morality and its antithesis. Born near Dorchester, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) set most of his stories in the region between Berkshire and Dorset in the fictional county of Wessex...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 157,742 (3 reviews)
|Mr. Midshipman Easy - Frederick Marryat|
Librivox recording of Mr. Midshipman Easy by Frederick Marryat. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. One of the first novel-length pieces of nautical fiction, MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY (1836) is a funny and easygoing account of the adventures of Jack Easy, a son of privilege who joins the Royal Navy. The work begins as a satire on Jack’s attachment to “the rights of man” that may try the listener’s patience...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; naval stories; Royal Navy; nautical fiction; adventure
Downloads: 10,680 (4 reviews)
|Lady Audley's Secret - Mary Elizabeth Braddon|
Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s first novel, Lady Audley’s Secret, was one of the most popular English novels of its day. Published serially in 1862, it tells the story of the lovely Lucy Graham, who becomes Lady Audley at the beginning of the novel, and who conceals a scandalous secret from her new husband and his family. The plot, which includes madness, bigamy, attempted murder, and seduction, made this a shocking but highly successful story for V...
Keywords: literature; audiobook; fiction; braddon; lady audleys secret; librivox
Downloads: 176,290 (6 reviews)
|Patricia Brent, spinster - Herbert Jenkins|
LibriVox recording of "Patricia Brent, spinster", by Herbert Jenkins. Read by Anna Simon. A romantic comedy, written in 1918, but with a modern feel to it. Patricia Brent one day overhears two fellow-boarders pitying her because she "never has a nice young man to take her out". In a thoughtless moment of anger she announces that the following night she will be dining out with her fiance. When she arrives at the restaurant the next day, she finds some of the fellow-boarders there to watch her, so...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; romantic comedy; WWI
Downloads: 24,260 (9 reviews)
|Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson|
Librivox recording of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; pirates; Stevenson; treasure; children's literature
Downloads: 1,045,017 (12 reviews)
|Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers|
Librivox recording of Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers. Read by Kara Shallenberg and Kristin Hughes The novel begins with a telephone call to Wimsey from his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, saying that her vicar’s architect has just found a dead body in his bath, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. Whose body is it? Whodunnit? It’s up to Lord Peter to find out. (Summary by Kara and Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; mystery; Sayers; Lord Peter Wimsey
Downloads: 79,590 (9 reviews)